The right one. Last year I tried to push through, and paid with a year of cranky leg. I don't want to do that again. I've been resting it, stretching, rolling with the stick, and a ball. I'm trying to keep my knee moving at work, not getting locked into one position. I've got full range of motion, but trying to do squats or bending my knee with weight on it, requires careful planning.
And still it's not relaxing. Sitting cross legged in yoga tonight I could feel the top of the quad where it anchors into the hip, throbbing, grumbling, almost cramping. Even walking I can feel it, and going up stairs is a bit of a trial. I feel that down at the top of the knee.
What's funny is that from last year I know that running will not hurt. In fact, it feels pretty good for a little while. Then I pay big time as it locks up, no matter what I do for stretching and stuff. I think it's time to head to the clinic near me that does the IMS stuff. That seemed to do good things last time.
There's been some water running and a bit of swimming, but not as much as I'd like. No actual running since the 15 K around the reservoir mid-March. I'm feeling like I'm in the middle of Ironman training again, dragging my butt around from place to place. Sleep isn't refreshing me as much as I'd like.
It doesn't help this is still going on. This happened to be Sunday, but it snowed again today, fortunately after I was done with the BBQ. (Bison burgers and marinated chicken thighs, in case you were wondering.)
I'm sure that if I could be outside in shorts and a t shirt, my leg would feel much better. Yes, I'm positive. Any time now. Real soon now. Any day. Sigh.